Pterygium

Analysis of the GSTM1-null polymorphism in patients with pterygium from Goiânia, Goiás Brazil

deP. R. A. Júnior, Reis, G. Mdos, Silva, K. S. Fe, Rodrigues, D. A., Gomes, M. C. S., Martins, J. V. M., da Costa, I. R., Freitas, G. A., and Moura, K. K. V. O., Analysis of the GSTM1-null polymorphism in patients with pterygium from Goiânia, Goiás Brazil, vol. 14, pp. 6173-6181, 2015.

The first reports about pterygium date back to Hip­pocrates, and this disease still threatens vision health around the world. Pterygium is a formation of fibrous tissue consisting of highly vascular­ized epithelial and subepithelial tissue that grows excessively and with an abnormal shape on the cornea.

Pterygium in patients from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

G. Mdos Reis, A. Júnior, deP. R., Silva, K. S. Fe, Rodrigues, D. A., Gomes, M. C. S., Martins, J. V. M., da Costa, I. R., Freitas, G. A., and Moura, K. K. O., Pterygium in patients from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, vol. 14, pp. 6182-6188, 2015.

Pterygium is an inflammatory and degenerative ocular surface disease in which the conjunctiva on the cornea grows to form a fibrous tissue in the shape of a triangle. The disorder may be characterized by cell proliferation, inflammatory processes, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and destruction of the extracellular matrix. The anomaly is considered a degenerative eye disease and is erroneously confused with cataract.

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